Wednesday, Feb 20, 2019

Disaster Relief seminar

Disaster Relief seminar
10 Jul

The coordination of the military within Caricom, including those who render assistance in times of disaster remains a priority for the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency.

Executive Director Ronald Jackson says it is important that the entities work in unison maximising the limited resources of the region.

He made the call during a Caribbean Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief seminar at the Hilton Hotel.

Mr Jackson says resilience remains at the heart of CDEMA's strategies.

Permanent secretary in the Ministry of Home Affairs Gayle Francis Vaughn says the region shares a common anxiety this time of year and wants requisite departments adequately funded.

Given what occurred during the last hurricane season, she says no Caribbean nation is alone when it comes to preparing for hurricanes and dealing with the aftermath.

She says the new government has high on its agenda the development of resilience and support for the regional effort.